DIVERSE TALENT STRATEGIES CUSTOMIZED MENTORING AND RECRUITMENT SOLUTIONS

At Diverse Talent Strategies, we teach the importance of building what we refer to as a “Personal Board of Directors” with a broad network of mentors to support your development.  In other words, having multiple people to call on for wisdom and perspective.  Recognizing that each person you interact with in this program has unique […]

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If you are in the Boston area on March 14, there is an event you won’t want to miss.  On March 14, we are kicking off the 2018 Engage Tour in Boston, Massachusettes! Join a network of like-minded peers for a hands-on workshop where leading engagement insights, science, and decision-making converge to build a framework […]

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Many already recognize the value of well-constructed mentoring programs and the impact they can have on succession planning, employee engagement, and talent development.  But a well-constructed mentoring program can also be a strategy to promote inclusion among diverse populations. If a company relies solely on “organic” mentoring where mentors choose whom they will mentor, unconscious […]

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One of our great organization participants, Alpha Chi Omega, has been with us for nearly two years. We interviewed Kristyn Tomlinson to find out more about the sororities involvement in the mentoring program. Kristyn’s professional experience began during her 2-year graduate appointment at Arizona State University where she served as a graduate hall director. She […]

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After our great interview with Jennie Gerken, we wanted to reach out to 3Rivers again to get the perspective of their other program administrator, Shelly Meyer. Shelly is a graduate of Indiana State University and the 2010 class of Leadership Fort Wayne.  She currently sits on the board of Erin’s House, co-chairs the Sponsorship Committee […]

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Goodwill has been a part of the mentoring program for over a year and have made some excellent connections with their mentors and mentees. We reached out to Isaac Wilson to get his input on the Goodwill mentoring program. Isaac is the Manager of Learning & Development at Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana. He […]

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Last year, we launched the Emerging Leaders program to allow individuals to participate outside of a company. One of our first Emerging Leaders was Carmen Dumaual. Carmen is currently a manager in regulatory operations at Elanco Animal Health, where she has responsibility for leading two different geographically dispersed teams, based in and providing support to […]

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Any good mentoring relationship involves a transfer of knowledge based on the experiences of the mentor and their willingness to share their knowledge and experience with their mentee or protégé.  But in addition to sharing, it is also critical that mentors be effective at listening, asking the right questions, and remaining focused on the mentee’s […]

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If you are contemplating starting a mentoring program for your company or membership organization, a good upfront strategy will often determine the success of the program.  A mentoring program strategy will address the following components:   What is our WHY?  Defining what you hope to accomplish, what success looks like, and establishing those goals upfront […]

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Based on the book, “Learning to Lead Through Mentoring”, this is the eighth in the series of mentoring lessons outlining important topics to consider when approaching a mentoring relationship.  The full transcript of the book can be found on Amazon.  The lessons are intended to help the reader approach mentoring relationships with better perspective and can […]

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